T'gana: 11 extremists killed in exchange of fire, 135 Maoists arrested in 2020

Hyderabad, Dec 30 (UNI) The year 2020 witnessed no major violent incident in Telangana state, State Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy on Wednesday said that the hectic efforts of CPI(Maoists) to revive the movements in the state were effectively thwarted by the police.

Addressing at an annual press meet here, Mr Reddy said during the year, the intelligence-based anti-extremist operations resulted in the neutralization of 11 Maoist cadres including 4-ACMs in 11 exchanges of fire between Maoists in the state.

30 out of 33 districts in the state remained free from violent incidents of Maoist, he said the state police have arrested 135 extremists including two state Secretaries and four district committee members of other groups and four Area Committee Members (ACMs) of CPI (Maoist).

The Telangana police succeeded in preventing Maoist's entry into the state from the neighbouring Chhattisgarh state, the DGP claimed and said there has been no change in the volume and pattern of crime reported when compared to the previous years ( 7 incidents each occurred in the year 2020 and 2019).

During the year, police recovered 22 firearms including one AK-47, one SLR, one Carbine, one 9 mm pistol, one 8 mm rifle, 15 other arms, 490 ammunition, 2555 gelatin sticks, 1945 detonators, 6 booby traps, 3 land mines and cash about Rs 23 lakhs, he said.

Sustained efforts made by police for more than a year, results in the surrender of 45 extremists including three DCMs, 4 ACMs and 38 Dalam members, the DGP added.

Source: http://www.uniindia.com/~/t-gana-11-extremists-killed-in-exchange-of-fire-135-maoists-arrested-in-2020/States/news/2278877.html


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